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Deploy the xConnect collection model

Abstract

How to deploy the xConnect collection model for the Sitecore Connect for Microsoft Dynamics 365 for Sales connector on a Sitecore installation

Sitecore Connect adds new facets to associate information from Microsoft Dynamics with Sitecore contacts and interactions. You must deploy a collection model that defines these new facets to xConnect.

Note

For more information on how to deploy a custom collection model to xConnect, see the xConnect developer documentation.

To deploy the xConnect collection model:

  1. In Sitecore, open the Content Editor.

  2. Navigate to Connect for Sitecore Collection Model  (sitecore/system/Settings/Data Exchange/Providers/xConnect/Collection Models/Connect for Dynamics/Connect for Dynamics Collection Model).

    Connect for Dynamics Collection Model highlighted in the content tree
  3. On the ribbon, click Convert Model to JSON.

    Convert Model to JSON button in the menu ribbon
  4. Your browser downloads a JSON file. Save this file to your local machine.

  5. Deploy the JSON file to your xConnect Collection server, in the \App_Data\Models folder.

  6. Deploy the JSON file to your xConnect indexing server. You have to copy the JSON file to two folders:

    • \App_Data\Models\

    • \App_Data\jobs\continuous\IndexWorker\App_Data\Models\